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« on: June 12, 2009, 05:29:03 PM »

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Omega Aerial Refueling Services, Inc. (OARS) has a very successful history as the only company in the world conducting commercial fee-for-service in-flight refueling services.

The KC-707 Omega Tanker is a Boeing 707-300 series aircraft. The aft portion of the aircraft was modified with the two hose and drogue assemblies. Electric, hydraulic and fuel lines tap into the aircraft systems for system operation and fuel transfer. System controls and video monitoring devices were placed in the cockpit.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 02:34:56 PM »



E-2C BuNo 165508 of VAW-121 "Bluetails" spools up on the ramp at Willie last July.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009, 10:58:09 AM »


One of ATSI's TA-4Js taxis out prior to a two-ship departure to McConnell AFB back in February.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009, 03:28:04 PM »

Evergreen Supertanker on 6/11/09 taking off in the mid morning.



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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2009, 03:42:48 PM »



One-off TO-5C crew trainer for the Army's Airborne Reconnaissance Low fleet operated by the 204th MI Battalion.  Gas-n-go at Willie a few months back.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2009, 09:17:15 PM »

A few from last Friday, waiting for WK2 to do something...


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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2009, 09:20:10 PM »

Don't recall who I was speaking with, but after reviewing the shots from Friday, I did manage to capture the flag on the front seater's left shoulder.  The 2nd pic is a super-crop on the front pilot.  I checked, and it is the national flag of India.


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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 09:23:59 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009, 02:10:09 AM »

Awesome shots Dave.  That was me that suggested they might be Indian Navy pilots.  Funny how the US Navy is training MiG-29 pilots now.  (Even funnier that the pilot is in the "Soccer Mom" jet).

Really dig the Harrier nose-on shot too.

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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009, 12:04:45 PM »

Forgot all about this one.  Heavily-modified Piper PA-42 Cheyenne operated by US Customs and Border Protection.  Check out the FLIR turret and the extra antennae.

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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009, 12:37:38 PM »

The beagle has landed.

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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2009, 02:33:12 PM »

Honeywell's 757 on approach for RWY 30R on the last of three touch-and-goes prior to returning to PHX on Wednesday.
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2009, 08:45:32 AM »

Omega Tanker 707, sunrise departure out of Willie:
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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2009, 09:36:12 AM »

One of two VAQ-129 Growlers that spent last weekend at Willie:
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2009, 09:23:58 PM »


Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 (VMFA-232) "Red Devils"
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The Legend of the Guardian of the Line
The Greek God "Linus" comes from the Greek name Λινος (Linos) meaning "leg."
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